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    Bush-Cheney campaign manager, ex-chairman of Republican Party set to come out as gay

    According to well-known blogger Michael Rogers of BlogActive.com, Ken Mehlman, the erstwhile chairman of the Republican National Committee and campaign manager for George W. Bush's 2004 reelection effort, is set to come out of the closet as gay in a column that's been scheduled to be published online. Rogers asserts that Mehlman will come out in a column by Mark Ambinder on the website of The Atlantic.
    This is something that the Republican Party has been covering up for many years. Prior to the election in 2004, GOP operatives called 2 New York papers and urged them not to publish information that Mehlman was gay. And gay papers across the nation have been after Mehlman for quite some time, because the Republican party ran extensive anti-gay campaigns over the years.

    Now a major architect of the anti-gay GOP strategy is choosing to come out of the closet. For one, I applaud Mehlman for finally being honest and coming out. I am sure that this is a load off his mind, and that he feels much better. But this also shows that the GOP does not have the market cornered on so called morality issues. They are just as human as the Democrats. Maybe Mehlman and Barney Frank can now discuss issues such as gay marriage out in the open, over a couple of beers.

    Ken Mehlman - An honest guy, and it didn't take foot tapping in an airport men's room to just be yourself. Kudos to you, Ken. You and the Republican party are that much better off because of your honesty. A little late is better than never.

    Article is here.
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    Re: Bush-Cheney campaign manager, ex-chairman of Republican Party set to come out as

    This is another lies about Republicons. MY president George Walker Bush would never work with a gay.

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    Re: Bush-Cheney campaign manager, ex-chairman of Republican Party set to come out as

    Quote Originally Posted by AmericanSon316 View Post
    This is another lies about Republicons. MY president George Walker Bush would never work with a gay.
    Well, it's in Bush's campaign manager's own words. And come on, be real. I don't care if it's Bush, Obama, or the man in the moon politician. He would work with Old Scratch himself if it helped him get elected. LOL.
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    Re: Bush-Cheney campaign manager, ex-chairman of Republican Party set to come out as

    Quote Originally Posted by AmericanSon316 View Post
    This is another lies about Republicons. MY president George Walker Bush would never work with a gay.
    Sock puppet, internet troll or does he believe this sort of silliness?
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    Re: Bush-Cheney campaign manager, ex-chairman of Republican Party set to come out as

    Quote Originally Posted by danarhea View Post
    This is something that the Republican Party has been covering up for many years. Prior to the election in 2004, GOP operatives called 2 New York papers and urged them not to publish information that Mehlman was gay. And gay papers across the nation have been after Mehlman for quite some time, because the Republican party ran extensive anti-gay campaigns over the years.

    Now a major architect of the anti-gay GOP strategy is choosing to come out of the closet. For one, I applaud Mehlman for finally being honest and coming out. I am sure that this is a load off his mind, and that he feels much better. But this also shows that the GOP does not have the market cornered on so called morality issues. They are just as human as the Democrats. Maybe Mehlman and Barney Frank can now discuss issues such as gay marriage out in the open, over a couple of beers.

    Ken Mehlman - An honest guy, and it didn't take foot tapping in an airport men's room to just be yourself. Kudos to you, Ken. You and the Republican party are that much better off because of your honesty. A little late is better than never.

    Article is here.
    I'd wait till he actually.. comes out gay? Yeah that would be a good first step. A Blog claims, and unless Mehlman is trying to hurt the GOP, coming out now, this close to an election smells right fishy.
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    Re: Bush-Cheney campaign manager, ex-chairman of Republican Party set to come out as

    Quote Originally Posted by MrVicchio View Post
    I'd wait till he actually.. comes out gay? Yeah that would be a good first step. A Blog claims, and unless Mehlman is trying to hurt the GOP, coming out now, this close to an election smells right fishy.
    Actually, now would be the perfect time for him to come out. This would offset some of the thoughts of independents that the GOP is hostile and bigoted, which it really is not. This would be a good step to show that the GOP really does have a big tent - Not nearly as big as Reagan's was, but a good start nonetheless.
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    Re: Bush-Cheney campaign manager, ex-chairman of Republican Party set to come out as

    Quote Originally Posted by danarhea View Post
    Actually, now would be the perfect time for him to come out. This would offset some of the thoughts of independents that the GOP is hostile and bigoted, which it really is not. This would be a good step to show that the GOP really does have a big tent - Not nearly as big as Reagan's was, but a good start nonetheless.
    No, it's a horrible time and would give the Dems ammo to show "See, the GOP forced this man to hide in the closet cause of their hate" It WOULD BE A HUGE distraction.

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    Re: Bush-Cheney campaign manager, ex-chairman of Republican Party set to come out as

    This is no biggy, I've suspected he was gay when he was chairman of the RNC. Maybe some day Matt Drudge will come out of the closet too.


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    Re: Bush-Cheney campaign manager, ex-chairman of Republican Party set to come out as

    Quote Originally Posted by danarhea View Post
    This is something that the Republican Party has been covering up for many years. Prior to the election in 2004, GOP operatives called 2 New York papers and urged them not to publish information that Mehlman was gay. And gay papers across the nation have been after Mehlman for quite some time, because the Republican party ran extensive anti-gay campaigns over the years.

    Now a major architect of the anti-gay GOP strategy is choosing to come out of the closet. For one, I applaud Mehlman for finally being honest and coming out. I am sure that this is a load off his mind, and that he feels much better. But this also shows that the GOP does not have the market cornered on so called morality issues. They are just as human as the Democrats. Maybe Mehlman and Barney Frank can now discuss issues such as gay marriage out in the open, over a couple of beers.

    Ken Mehlman - An honest guy, and it didn't take foot tapping in an airport men's room to just be yourself. Kudos to you, Ken. You and the Republican party are that much better off because of your honesty. A little late is better than never.

    Article is here.
    Yawn...

    What exactly is an 'anti-gay' campaign? I must have missed their efforts to stop gayness...

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    Re: Bush-Cheney campaign manager, ex-chairman of Republican Party set to come out as

    Quote Originally Posted by AmericanSon316 View Post
    This is another lies about Republicons. MY president George Walker Bush would never work with a gay.
    What if there were two?
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